An interesting image taken during a formation flight of MiG-29 fighter jets over Erebuni in Yerevan, Armenia, near the Turkish border.
Even if the above image is just a preview of a video that will soon be released by renowned film make Artur Sarkisyan, it is interesting for at least two reasons.
First of all, it shows a formation of Mig-29 Fulcrum from the tail of one of the jets as it is invested by a salvo of flares. A unique view!
Second, the image was taken during a display of the Russian Fulcrums over the 3624th Air Base Erebuni, Armenia. The airfield is located less than 20 km (12.5 miles) from Turkey, a state with which Armenia has no diplomatic relations because of a number of historical and political issues.
Located at about 1,000 meters above mean sea level and surrounded by a mountain range, Erebuni is not only a base of the Armenian Air Force. The Russian Air Force is basing some 16 updated MiG-29SMTs at the expeditionary airbase that is also being strengthened, to host a squadron of Mil Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters and Mi-8 Hip transport choppers.
Image credit: Artur Sarkisyan
“A number of historical and political issues” is quite a nice description for a genocide.
Can’t blame NATO people for pushing the official NATO line, can you?
It’s genocide when others do it, not American allies…
Now this promises to be good just because of the placement on the tail. It’ll offer a great perspective.
Can’t wait to see the video – this image looked photoshopped to me at first.
WHAT IS MR. PUTIN UP TO NOW?
I wouldn’t want my jet sucking up that kind of FOD. Being right behind an aircraft releasing flares just doesn’t sound like a good idea.